Games have gotten better and better at simulating real life over time, and where boxing games are concerned, a lot of that simulation consists of reproducing the brutality of the sport: the cuts, the bruises, the knockout punches, the spray of sweat and blood after a big blow. EA Sports' Fight Night Champion looks more brutal than any of the boxing games before it -- you might have seen the trailer for its bare-knuckle fights before, but this one focuses on the visible effects of boxing.
This is the kind of game where the developers use phrases like "facial deformation" to describe the fidelity of their graphics technology, and since Fight Night Champion is rated M for Mature -- the first EA Sports title to have that distinction -- you know that it's going to bring the pain.
Fight Night Champion will be out on March 1st for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.
Get more destructoid: We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out
Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.